I'm glad you stopped lurking and came out of the shadows. My advice to you regarding blinds is now to crawl back into the shadows.
The best thing I can tell you with a ground blind is this:
1) Use plenty of brush to blend your blind in with the surroundings.
2) Use the sunlight to your advantage. Deer have just as hard a time picking detail out of deep shadows as we do-- probably more.
3) Deer don't like jack-in-the-box orange hats popping up. If possible, figure out a way to shoot either around the edge or through a hole in the blind.
My all-time best ground blind location was on a steep hillside, just below a stock pond. Behind me would be the setting sun; ahead of me was a hillside filled with oaks. Deer and turkey used to come out of the creek bottom below to feed on acorns and never once notice me. This was a pop-up camo blind, but the top of the blind was indiscernible from the hillside behind me. I just blended in with the forest floor.
Although I hunt almost exclusively now in Kentucky, I spend the week in Hamilton county, up north of Cincy.